Re: I. unguicularis and Companion Planting
Louise Parsons wrote:
> Speaking of impulse I got I. unguicularis for the winter bloom this way, but
> I don't know the best time to divide it. References conflict here
> mentioning both fall and spring division. I tried to nibble at some of my
> larger clumps in early spring, but the divisions did not root. Because
> growers sell these for shipment in the fall, I now wonder if this is the
> best time to divide.
Right at the end of the bloom season or just after it seems
to work well in Los Angeles. Fall should be okay, too.
> I am also wondering how to pollinate these better so that I could share more
> seed. Seed set is always so sparse on mine.
They set seed? I've been growing for ~5 years and have not seen any.
The clumps sure grow well, though.